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Hypnosis for Insomnia and Sleep Disorder

Hypnosis to help insomnia

Most people at some point in their lives suffer insomnia or some other form of sleep disorder. This can be difficulty getting to sleep, or waking up too soon – during the night, typically between 3 and 5, or early in the morning, well before the alarm goes off – and being unable to get back to sleep, or sleeping restlessly and fitfully. You may find that such problems start, or get worse, when you are busy or at times of stress and anxiety. Inability to sleep is worsened when you are experiencing stress, anxiety and depressionbecause it is hard to switch off from your thoughts. You may be anxious about what has happened in the day, or what might happen tomorrow or in the future, about your health, about school, college or work, about money, or your relationships. Or perhaps you are just worried because you can’t sleep!

Insomnia can be caused by worrying about not sleeping

You may also be worrying about the effects of having no sleep – this anxiety itself is enough to stop you from sleeping. The more you say to yourself “I have just GOT to sleep well tonight” the more tense you are about it, the more you constantly search for an insomia cure, the less likely you are to be able to get to sleep. Even people who usually sleep well can find that they can’t get to sleep the night before an exam, or before an early start to get to the airport, or before a big occasion when they want to be at their best. It may be that it is worry and thoughts about other problems in your life – in addition to anxiety about your insomnia – which stop you from getting to sleep, because you cannot stop thinking about these things. Or it may be that there was originally something which was worrying you – stress at work, for example, or emotional problems – which is now resolved, but because it’s been difficult for a while for you to sleep, you worry that they will never sleep well again. Falling asleep should be the easiest thing in the world – but when you’ve had problems sleeping, this causes you to really TRY to get to sleep. Whilst this feels like the natural thing to do, unfortunately it just doesn’t work. The more we make an effort to do something the more we tense up – and it is impossible to fall asleep when you are tense. Hypnosis and hypnotherapy teach you to switch off, to attain a deep state of relaxation, to focus away from stressful, anxious thoughts, and to let go and fall asleep.

Insomnia causes increased anxiety

During deep sleep, the cortex – the part of the brain responsible for thought, memory, and language – disengages from the senses and goes into recovery mode. If you have insomnia, then the brain does not have sufficient opportunity to process and recover from the events of the day, and so your difficulty sleeping can make you feel increased irritation and anxiety about other stressful events in your life.

Why hypnotherapy? Can’t I just take a pill?

Hypnosis and hypnotherapy offer a safe and effective insomnia cure. Unlike with prescription or over-the-counter drugs to aid sleep, there are no short-term side affects – you will awake feeling refreshed after your night’s sleep, rather than feeling as if you are still in sleep mode, sluggish and finding it difficult to concentrate. Hypnotherapy and hypnosis to aid sleep is not associated with the long-term problems found with sleep medicines, either – dependency, an inability to stop taking the remedy, and the fact that as soon as you stop taking the medicine, your problems sleeping will re-occur. Hypnosis and relaxation remain just as effective over time in aiding sleep as they are when they are first tried – unlike medicines, to which tolerance is built up, requiring you to gradually take increased amounts in order to get the same effect. In fact, the more that you are experienced in using hypnosis and relaxation to aid sleep, the better you become at it – exactly the opposite effect to that of sleep medicines and drugs, which work less and less well as time goes on.

Hypnotherapy, insomnia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and other chronic conditions

Many individuals who suffer with Irritable Bowel Syndrome – IBSRestless Leg Syndrome – or chronic pain – such as backache, pain from endemetriosis, the after effects of surgery, or headaches – find that their symptoms cause insomnia. Once you have undergone hypnosis, it is likely that you will see an improvement in all of your symptoms. Hypnotherapy to treat insomnia helps reduce the pain of these conditions and the stress you feel because of them, and hypnosis for the symptoms of IBS and other conditions, and for pain management will help to get rid of insomnia.

Hypnosis teaches you to relax and forget your worries

Hypnotherapy will teach you various way to relax quickly and easily, and to switch off from intrusive and troubling thoughts, anxiety, and stress. You will be taught to practice self-hypnosis to aid sleep. The very fact that you will be able to put yourself into a deep state of relaxation will help your sleep, without further intervention, but you will also be given hypnosis specifically to help you learn how to get to sleep quickly and easily, and to stop worrying that you cannot, which is itself a major factor in preventing people from sleeping.

Rules to help you sleep better

The rules of “sleep hygiene” will also be explained to you. These are the basic rules you need to follow to ensure good sleep – these include not drinking caffeinated drinks, not using the bedroom for watching TV, reading, doing puzzles or in fact for anything other than sleeping, getting up after 20 minutes if you are unable to get to sleep, taking a warm bath before bed (the subsequent drop in temperature tricks the body into feeling sleepy), keeping a strict routine – getting up and going to bed at the same time each day, including weekends – and not napping during the day.

With the help of hypnosis, you will be able to quickly get into the habit of easily falling into a relaxing and refreshing sleep. After the treatment at my sleep clinic stops, you will have learnt the methods and techniques of falling asleep naturally, and can call on this knowledge if at any time in the future you are troubled by insomnia. You’ll never again have to face the day having had no sleep.

In addition, the ability to relax quickly and easily will help you in numerous other situations – with exam nerves, driving test nerves, public speaking anxiety and in social situations – and will also make it easier to cope with day to day irritations. A relaxed state of mind enables you to shrug things off and to avoid getting small every day problems out of proportion.

insomnia Treatment in Stockport

The therapists at this Stockport hypnotherapy clinic are Manchester’s top independently rated therapists in insomnia, anxiety and phobia treatment. If you want to find a hypnotherapist in south Manchester to help stress and anxiety, claustrophobiafear of flyingemotional problems such as jealousy and insecurity, panic attacks, or low self esteem, then go to any of the independent websites which list and give reviews of hypnotherapists (for example www.freeindex.co.uk – you can also see reviews on Google) and see what others say about us. If you would like further information about hypnosis in Stockport, for insomnia, to stop smoking, for tinnitusself esteem and confidence,depression, for help with weight loss, to stop bad habits such as nail biting or teeth grinding, or for any other problem, please contact us.

For a free, confidential discussion about hypnosis in Stockport you can phone us on 07779 575 816 or email pam@pamnewbury.co.uk. Stockport Hypnotherapy is the top independently rated and reviewed hypnotherapy clinic in the north or north west. Our track record in dealing with insomnia is second to none.

Stockport Hypnotherapy is based in lovely surroundings in Didsbury, south Manchester, easily accessible from Chorlton, Gatley, Cheadle and Stockport and all areas of central and south Manchester. Further information on how to find us is on our location page.